Renzo Piano Defies Nature With the 'Vulcano Buono'

By: Meghan Young - Sep 14, 2009
References: rpbw.r.ui-pro & archtracker
Tectonic plates must have shifted in order to create this colossal structure, Renzo Piano's Vulcano Buono. Rising from the ashes of hard work and determination, this “epic cone-shaped commercial center crowned with a gorgeous sloping green roof” rivals the nearby Mt. Vesuvius in Nola, Italy.

With solar-control double-pane glass and a vegetative carpet of over 2,5000 plants on the roof, this volcanic creation strives to work with nature, not against it - evident as soon as you lay eyes on it.